Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editorial Board in the following form, and the Editors regret that they will not be able to consider for publication manuscripts which do not comply with these guidelines. Manuscripts should be typed in English on an IBM PC or compatible word-processor, on one side only, double-spaced with ample margins on either side, and must be accompanied by a diskette containing the article in Microsoft Word 6 format at least. The subdivision of the article into chapters, paragraphs, etc. should be distinct and consistent. The notes should be included at the bottom of each page. The number and length of notes should be kept to a minimum. Illustrations are integrated into the text, rather than appearing separately as plates, therefore photographs and drawings must be numbered consecutively as figures. A scale should be added on all drawings, and a scale should be included on photographs, especially of objects. Finally, a brief abstract, comprising 50 to 100 words, should be added at the beginning of the article.|
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The method of citation and listing of reference is the one generally used in the natural sciences. Works are cited in the text and enclosed in parentheses. The elements of citation are: surname of author, date of publication and pages (or Figs., Pls., etc.). The bibliographical details of the work cited are given in the list of references which appears at the end of the article.
Entries in the list of references are arranged alphabetically and chronologically. When more than one work of an author from the same year is cited, they should be arranged alphabetically according to titles and listed a., b., c., etc. Publications by more than one author should be listed after the entries of the first name mentioned. If the work was written by more than three authors, only the first should be mentioned, and after his name, et al.
Use abbreviations which appear on the last page of each issue of TEL AVIV. Additional abbreviations of journals, excavation reports, etc. should be entered alphabetically into the list of references. When citations are from the bible, indication should be given if the English version differs from the Masoretic text.
The period should be written in full at its first mention and thereafter abbreviated as follows:
Titles written in an alphabet other than the Latin alphabet should be translated into English. Its original language should be mentioned in parentheses at the end of the entry.
The following are examples of references and citations in the text: